Child Month attracts many to its diverse events

After
kicking off with a church service at the Savannah United Church, Sunday, 2 May,
Child Month segued into a host of exciting activities for children and
families.

Held
under the theme: “Loving Our Children through Today’s Challenges,” events
included the Family Board Games Night at Hobbies and Books, Grand Harbour on
Thursday, 13 May.

Nineteen
families turned out to play games from Checkers to Uno, Dominoes and Jack and
the Beanstalk, and many more fun games. Families were treated to pizza and
drink, as well as prizes courtesy of the host book store.

West
Bay was the setting for a district Family Movie Night held at John A Cumber,
Friday, 21 May. Attendees watched the movie Flicker and snacked on pizzas and
drinks.

The
Pyjama Party and Bedtime Stories Night at Books & Books at Camana Bay,
Monday, 24 May was held under the Child Month banner was organised by the
Department of Education Services (Early Childhood Unit). The open-air event, on
the Paseo, attracted nearly 100 young children, accompanied by parents and
caregivers. Everyone enjoyed bedtime stories, cookies and juice and decorated
pillow cases. The month of observance continued on Friday, 28 May with Child
Month Youth Fest Concert and Talent Show at the Lion’s Centre. Over 300 guests
got to see young Caymanian talent at its best.

There
were also a number of district fun-days held. The North Side Fun Day was held
on 17 May, while George Town’s was held two days later on 29 May.

Because
of the weather, the district fun days for East End and Bodden Town will now
take place on 5 June at the George Dixon Park and Coewood Beach respectively.

On
Saturday, 29 May, families got to participate in a Nutritional Scavenger Hunt
at Fosters Food Fair at the Airport. 
Families were provided with a shopping list to search for items to feed
a family of four a balanced meal for a week on a tight budget. The Veronique
Bise’s won first prize.

Sunday,
30 May saw the annual Child Month Walk-Run at Pedro St. James, which was used
to raise funds for needy families.    

A
number of other events provided family bonding time. They included night outs
at restaurants for dads and their daughters; for children and mothers and for
grandparents and their grandchildren. The father and daughter evening was held
at the Reef Resort in East End; the grandparents evening at Champion House II
and the mother and child event at Liberty’s in West Bay.

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